If your list of New Year’s Resolutions includes getting organized, saving money, cooking more meals at home, and/or saving time, then finding, clipping, and using more coupons might be on your mind! Although many coupons exist on our smart phones, paper coupons still abound and can quickly become untidy without a system to corral them. While sophisticated coupon binders have been made famous by television shows and Pinterest, they may be a bit much for the casual couponer who simply needs these money-saving deals at his or her fingertips. Here are 16 creative coupon DIY organizers, ideal for sorting and storing a handful of your most needed coupons in pretty and functional ways.
Stored on Mobile
If you’re a fan of the new school way of using mobile coupons, then be sure to utilize a mobile app like the one from Coupons.com. Not only can you store your favorite coupons on your smart phone, but you can also use the app to find coupons, codes, sales and discounts on purchases you make in-store or online.
Cart Coupon Organizer
Source: Blue Cricket Design
Are you guilty of having coupons in your purse and forgetting to pull them out in the checkout line? Keep your shopping list and coupons handy in this cart-friendly organizer.
Red Fabric Sewn Organizer
If you’re a savvy sewer, this seven-pocket organizer folds up flat and can be made in a fun fabric of your choosing.
Fabric and Cardstock Organizer
Source: Spool and Spoon
This fabric folder is kept organized with cardboard dividers, making finding just the right coupon a cinch.
Source: Skip to My Lou
This two-pocket folder employs a simple system: one side for receipts and one for coupons. Made of oil cloth, it’s durable as well as functional.
Pretty Fabric Envelopes
Source: Just Imagine Heaven
If you have a plethora of fabric scraps to use up, fashion your collection into pretty little envelopes, perfect for holding coupons, receipts, cash and more.
Pretty Paper Envelopes
Source: October Afternoon
If sewing isn’t your craft, pretty papers can be folded in innumerable ways to create little pockets for your pocketbook. Double-sided cardstock in coordinating colors, folded and assembled together, make for the most adorable purse organizer.
Mini Paper File Folders
These mini paper folders are as easy as print, cut and glue. Use the provided template on the site, and you’ll be sorted and shopping in no time.
DIY Accordion Folder
Source: Damask Love
The more ambitious crafter can take on this amazing accordion file project. This wonderful tutorial walks you through making DIY organizers in any size and color you need!
Paper File Folder
Source: Sewlicious Home Decor
No origami required here. Pretty papers and labels are taped together to create a happy folder that can slide right into the casual couponer’s purse, pocket, or wallet.
Source: A Cultivated Nest
Don’t have the time or interest in a big project? Embellish and add a DIY touch to a store-bought organizer to give your coupons a pretty and happy home.
Pretty Printed Envelopes
Source: I Heart Organizing
Keeping coupons organized doesn’t require anything fancy. Simple envelopes printed in pretty colors with happy labels will do the job just right.
Two System Organizers
Source: Raising Up Rubies
As far as DIY organizers go, this one comes with the double the function. Keep your grocery coupons sorted and separate from your everyday coupons with this smart two-category system.
Simple Paper File Folder
Source: The Project Girl
If print/cut/fold is right up your alley, check out these free templates for making adorable organizers in two sizes.
Source: Kai Ta Hetera
Mini tabs make finding the one coupon you need quick and easy. Use this tutorial for making clean and color-coordinated mini tabs for a store-bought organizer.
Envelopes in Binder
Source: Robyn’s Little Nest
Paper envelopes, labeled and bound, make for a super simple and smart system that DIY organizers will love.